encampment

noun en·camp·ment \ in-ˈkamp-mənt , en- \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of encampment

1 a : the place where a group (such as a body of troops) is encamped
b : the individuals that make up an encampment
2 : the act of encamping : the state of being encamped

Examples of encampment in a Sentence

  1. a recreational area that will serve as this year's encampment for the Scouts' jamboree

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First Known Use of encampment

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ENCAMPMENT Defined for Kids

encampment

noun en·camp·ment \ in-ˈkamp-mənt \

Definition of encampment for Students

1 : the act of making a camp
2 : 1camp 1


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